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NorCal District Road Race(8 posts)

NorCal District Road Racejust starting out
Jul 9, 2002 7:42 PM
Is anyone familiar with the so called "wall" at Fort Ord that is part of this year's district road race? I think I saw it at Sea Otter but didn't pay much attention since it wasn't part of the course... I'm wondering about length, grade, etc. Thanks.
re: NorCal District Road RaceDougSloan
Jul 10, 2002 8:08 AM
It's a hilly course, but not really a "wall" by my Sierra Nevada standards. A 23 cog should be ok. The longest hills on the course are around 1/2 mile and no more than 8%, I'd say. It's been 2 years since I was there, though.

Doug
re: NorCal District Road RaceAxle
Jul 10, 2002 9:53 AM
The "wall" is only about 1/2 mile and is around 10-12% at the top. Doug is right though, a 23 should be fine.
Also note, there isn't a race for 4s or 5s at this race.
Clarification 4/5ciclista
Jul 10, 2002 8:14 PM
So does this mean if you're W 4/5 but master 45+ you can't race? Sorry I'm new and this is a bit confusing for those of us in both cats.
Clarification 4/5Axle
Jul 11, 2002 7:00 AM
From what I have heard from NCNCA, there won't be any Cat4/5 classes at Fort Ord. You would be able to race in the masters 45+ group though.
sure you're not thinking about nationals?DougSloan
Jul 11, 2002 7:09 AM
USCF Masters Nationals is limited to 3's and above. NCNCA districts in August have always had 4's and 5's, as far as I know. Any reference to info? Thanks.

Doug
sure you're not thinking about nationals?Axle
Jul 12, 2002 8:00 AM
Velopromo hasn't posted their race flyer yet, but the information was relayed to teams and clubs by Casey Kerrigan via the NCNCA topica email list. The race flyer should be out soon.
that sucksDougSloan
Jul 12, 2002 8:02 AM
Why on earth would they do that? The 4/5's pay their dues and entry fees just like everyone else. I'll check out the topica list. I'd bet there is some lively discussion. Thanks.

Doug